So proud to say that my beautiful friend Joe Minter was the subject of a NYT article today about his art environment. I knew this was coming as the author spoke with me about Joe and other subjects when he was here back in late February, but it was so nice to see the recognition.
One obvious exception would be what Mr. Minter calls the African Village in America, and the amazing fabrications he has raised to fill almost every square foot of his consolidated half-acre holding.
It is, by some reckonings, one of the nation’s most extraordinary and least-known sculpture gardens. Here’s a room-size re-creation of the Birmingham jail cell that held Martin Luther King Jr., surrounded by six concrete Dobermans…
A slideshow of his art is here at the NYT.